Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy of the Seeds of Bravery project. The Seeds of Bravery project is herein referred to as "Seeds of Bravery" or "we".

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the processing of personal data that takes place via the Seeds of Bravery website and/or online or during Seeds of Bravery events or activities. This Privacy Policy must be read in conjunction with the Cookie Policy.

This Privacy Policy may be modified, for example, in connection with new features on the website or to comply with new legal, contractual or administrative obligations. We therefore recommend that you regularly consult this Privacy Policy. Important changes will be announced on our website. This version of the Privacy Policy was last modified on December 19, 2023.

1. Who is responsible for processing your personal data?

On behalf of Seeds of Bravery the controller for the processing of your personal data is USF. The processing of your personal data can be done by either USF as controller or by a trusted processor (e.g. third-party companies like IT services providers, hosting providers, etc. to which Seeds of Bravery outsources some services involving processing operations in their quality of external data processors) engaged to that end.

2. What data do we process?

Seeds of Bravery is processing personal information submitted by you in the context of your use of the website application and/or attendance of one or more of the Seeds of Bravery events or activities, including alumni events or educational programs, and/or the preparation and performance of the contracts you have with the Seeds of Bravery and/or the projects of the Seeds of Bravery.

We may collect and use the following personal data about you:

  • Your name and contact information, including email address and telephone number, job title and company/organisation details.
  • Your responses to surveys and competitions.
  • Any special requirements or points of interest you indicate during your registration to events.
  • The Seeds of Bravery is also processing certain non-directly identifying data when you visit our website, such as the type of browser you are using, the operating system you are using, your IP address, technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); content you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors

3. Why do we process your data?

For the technical and functional management of the website. We process personal data for the technical and functional management of our website and to make the website easy to use. By using your data, we can check how our website is used and we can improve its content and layout. This data also allows us to adequately secure our website.

For this, we can process data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the browser you are using, the sites you visited earlier, and the time and duration of your visit. We do this, for example, by using cookies.

We process these data based on the legitimate interest of Seeds of Bravery in providing a well-functioning and secure website.

We process your personal data to exercise our rights and carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us:

  • to take the necessary steps to allow you to become a partner of Seeds of Bravery, as the case may be
  • to allow you as a Seeds of Bravery partner to submit proposals for Seeds of Bravery innovation projects, the Seeds of Bravery projects for business creation and the accelerator projects
  • to allow you to prepare and execute your participation in the above referred to innovation projects, projects for business creation and the accelerator projects
  • when you wish to be kept informed of our activities by signing up, for example, to Seeds of Bravery newsletters
  • to provide you information about Seeds of Bravery partners’ events, alumni events and about Seeds of Bravery activities that might be of interest to you
  • to allow you to participate in Seeds of Bravery education programs
  • to allow you to participate in the Seeds of Bravery alumni activities
  • to allow you to post reviews, remarks, comments and other contents
  • to allow you to get in contact with Seeds of Bravery and to answer the questions you have raised

To this end, we can process data such as your name, your job, your company name, your address, your e-mail address, your preferred language, and specific areas in which you are interested or in which you participate, your correspondence with the Seeds of Bravery, and any other personal data you provide that may be relevant to answering your questions.

4. Who has access to your personal data?

USF makes use of third parties to perform certain (processing) activities such as hosting the website, organising mailing campaigns, etc. Seeds of Bravery concludes a processing agreement with the parties that have access to personal data for the performance of their services. To realize the Project, data can be transferred also to project partners, IT service provider, the European Commission.

For some processing activities performed, it is possible that your data is processed outside the European Economic Area.

We do not provide any personal data to other parties except when required under our contractual obligations with Seeds of Bravery, by law or by court order.

Pictures and movies

With respect to pictures or movies being taken or shot during Seeds of Bravery events in which you are participating, in which you would be easily recognizable, you shall always remain free not to participate in a photograph or in a movie, on the spot. Should you participate in a photograph or movie in which you are easily recognizable, or provide yourself a photograph or movie to Seeds of Bravery, you hereby explicitly and unequivocally agree to the royalty free use of your photographs and movie image by Seeds of Bravery for advertising purposes and, for that purpose, waive the right to invoke any and all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to portrait rights, against Seeds of Bravery, as regards to any photograph or movie image that was submitted by you to Seeds of Bravery, and/or made of you by Seeds of Bravery.

5. How do we protect your personal data and how long do we keep your personal data?

Seeds of Bravery takes reasonable security measures to protect your personal data from destruction, loss, modification or any other unauthorized processing. Seeds of Bravery does not store your personal data for longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is stored. Typically, due to the requirements of the Grant Agreement and the European Commission, it is 5 years from the end of the Project.

6. How can you exercise your rights?

You have the right to request free access to the personal data processed by Seeds of Bravery, to request the correction or removal of your data, or to request a restriction of the processing. You may also request the portability of your data, and you may object to the processing of your personal data, without substantiation in the case of direct marketing, or substantiated in other cases.

When the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you may revoke this at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before withdrawal.

You can direct your request based on the above rights to ( Please note that the applicable legislation may impose conditions on exercising the above rights.

Data Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website utilizes Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics makes use of what are known as “cookies”: text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyze website usage statistics through your use. The information generated about your use of the website by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website and you are located within a member state of the European Union or another country that is a signatory to the agreement regarding the European Economic Area, however, your IP address will be abbreviated before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then abbreviated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to generate reports regarding website activities, and to provide additional services associated with use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address that your browser transmits in the context of Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by altering the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we must inform you that in this case, you will not be able to use the complete range of functions that this website offers. Moreover, you can prevent the data regarding your use of the website generated by the cookie – which includes your IP address – from being recorded or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

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